Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Pouch. - Dec 2021

Pouch. - Oct 2021

We only have pouch and sending anything out is almost impossible. If its for personal mail you have to ship through DHL which literally can cost an arm and a leg, it's super expensive. Pouch takes two weeks to arrive from the U.S. and with travel disruptions during covid can take longer. - Aug 2021

Diplomatic pouch. - Apr 2021

Pouch. - Oct 2020

Pouch. - Oct 2020

Dip pouch only. Can take two weeks or can take months. Unpredictable. - Sep 2019

Through the Embassy mail room. - Mar 2019

We use DPO. Via international post we once got mail from America that had been sent eight months prior so... - Sep 2016

Post has diplomatic pouch however no liquids over 16 ounces. Don't ship anything not through the pouch. It will take your HHE between 4-7 months to clear customs. - Jun 2016

Receive via the pouch, I've never tried to send anything out of here. - Mar 2014

Dip pouch, so it's very restrictive on mail coming in. Mailing out, no package can be over 2 pounds. - Oct 2013

Through the embassy pouch. - Dec 2011

Being in Algiers for only one month we didn't have that problem. We did send some postcards home though and they took 4 weeks to reach New Zealand! - Sep 2008

The local post is quite efficient. DHL and some other couriers are in place. - May 2008

Good question. Send it with someone who is traveling. I don't hear good things about local post. - Feb 2008

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